Looking for a tasty breakfast, quick lunch, or your daily caffeine fix? Coho Joe Cafe is a Sointula staple visitors and locals alike love! 

Coho Joe’s is located in downtown Sointula on Malcolm Island, just one block away from the island’s ferry terminal. This makes it a great first stop during a day trip to the island, as well as a convenient place to grab a quick meal or tasty drink while exploring Sointula or heading off for a fishing charter or other activities.

Planning a visit to Sointula? Keep reading to learn more about this unique cafe, and the tasty treats, delicious meals, and hot drinks that they’re best known for.

Get Your Caffeine Fix

Of course, the thing that Coho Joe Cafe may be best known for is its coffee. Whether you need your morning fix or an afternoon pick-me-up, you can stop by Cafe Joe’s for your favorite espresso or coffee-based beverage. They also offer a variety of teas and smoothies for those looking for something other than coffee.

Grab a Quick Breakfast

Before a day of hiking or fishing, stop by Coho Joe Cafe to grab a quick, hot breakfast. Their simple breakfast menu includes a variety of sandwiches, wraps, and other easy meals. 

Like all of the cafe’s menus, their breakfast menu does change from time to time and often includes unique and creative specials. Some of their classic offerings that are usually available include:

  • Hamnot: A toasted English muffin with egg and cheddar cheese
  • Baconet: A toasted English muffin with egg, bacon, and cheddar cheese
  • Breakfast Wrap: A wrap filled with 2 scrambled eggs, ham, cheddar cheese, steamed onions, peppers, and mushrooms
  • The Bagel Situation: A toasted bagel with mayo, sriracha, egg, cheese, bacon, and tomato.

Stop By For Lunch

Depending on the time of year, Coho Joe’s closes somewhere between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day. During the afternoon hours, you can sample some delicious options available on their rotating lunch menu.

Recent lunch menu items have included:

  • Fish Tacos
  • Philly Cheesesteaks
  • Mexican Veggie Wraps
  • Classic BLTs

The cafe usually has one or more homemade soups of the day available to go along with your meal.

More Than Just a Cafe

From time to time, Coho Joe Sointula offers special pop-up dinners. Recently, they hosted an Indian-themed dinner menu, which featured several Indian food courses, including Butter Chicken with rice and Naan, Indian spice cake with a cardamom ganache and ginger syrup, and homemade samosas with potato, carrots, and peas, served with mango chutney.

You can check out Coho Joe’s Facebook page to learn about these special dinner events.

Dig into Delicious Cinnamon Buns

One of Coho Joe’s most popular menu items is their homemade cinnamon buns. These oversized rolls are baked fresh, and are delicious eaten hot out of the oven or later on in your hotel room or on your ferry ride back to Vancouver Island.

Grab Some Baked Goods to Go

Many of Coho Joe Cafe’s delicious and special meals are best enjoyed in-house. But stop back by the cafe before hopping on the ferry or out for a day on the water and grab some baked goods to go. 

Like the rest of their menu, the baked goods available in the cafe will vary from day to day. Popular options include a variety of muffins, cookies, and even fruit-filled hand pies.

Pick Up a Souvenir

From time to time, Coho Joe’s has a selection of locally made products for sale in the care. Recently, they had homemade sea salt made in Mitchell Bay for sale. These came in small metal tins perfect for a special gift for a friend or loved one back home, or as a souvenir for yourself from your visit!

Another recent item available for purchase was bags of homemade Primal Crunch Granola. Available in several different flavors, these bags made a fun and tasty souvenir to take home with you.

Order a Cake

Planning to celebrate a special occasion during your visit to Sointula? Coho Joe Cafe offers custom cake orders! During the shoulder seasons, the cafe can make cakes with 24 hours’ notice. However, if you’re visiting in the middle of the summer or if you want to guarantee that the cafe can accommodate your requests, you’ll want to place your order over the phone at least a few days ahead of time. 

They can decorate your cake with a message and even top it with fresh fruit (subject to availability). This is a great way to add a special—and tasty—touch to a birthday, anniversary, or other celebration during your next vacation.

Bring Your Pup Along

Exploring Sointula with your four-legged friend? Coho Cafe’s outdoor seating is dog-friendly! With limited options for dining in Sointula, this makes the cafe a great choice for visitors traveling with their dogs.

Visiting Coho Joe Cafe During Your Sointula Vacation

Coho Joe Cafe is a must-see during your visit to Sointula. If you’re hoping to stop by during your next trip, check out their Facebook page to see their current hours and days of operation, as well as any current menu specials. Like most Sointula businesses, their hours change throughout the year, with longer hours available during busy tourist seasons and around holidays.

Ready to start planning your next visit to Sointula? Check out our local dining guide to find some other options to try during your stay!